The Chesapeake Bay is North America's largest and most biologically diverse estuary, as well as an important commercial and recreational resource. However, excessive amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment from human activities and land development have disrupted the ecosystem, causing harmful algae blooms, degraded habitats, and diminished populations of many species of fish and shellfish. Join the Koshland Science Museum and Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) as we explore this topic in the local reaches of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed; the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. Aboard CBF’s workboat the Bea Hayman Clark, education specialists will show how these rivers have changed over recent years, discuss the impact of current and proposed developments, and talk about the ongoing restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.
The boat will depart from and return to the Southwest Waterfront in DC.
Tickets are $7 ($5 for students)
Advance ticket purchase is required as space is very limited.
Public Program Ticket Policy:
Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes before a program begins as seating is unassigned and is available on a first-come, first served basis. Unused and unclaimed tickets will be sold 5 minutes before the beginning of a program to individuals who are waiting onsite. We cannot issue refunds to the original ticketholders.
If one person purchases tickets for a group, that person should provide the names of all individuals in his/her group. Those individuals may then pick up their tickets and enter upon arrival, space permitting.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended for programs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in our interactive, collaborative formats. Space is typically limited to 50-80 participants, depending on the program format.